The Psalm is Psalm 71 in the Psalms of David in Meter with responsive Readings for Singing.
This psalm has 3 stanzas composed of 7 verses each, with 14 lines per stanza. Each verse is made up of 6 poetic lines following an ABAB rhyme scheme. There are no refrains throughout the Psalm.
The psalm’s refrain is Psalm 71/31 which appears at Psalms 71/23 and Psalms 71/30. Here it reads, “The Lord is my refuge.” The meter of this Psalm may be 22.214.171.124 D (similar to Psalm 23) or 126.96.36.199 C (similar to Psalm 121).
This Psalm is often set apart by its title, which can be read as either Psalm 71 or Psalm 31. Psalms 71 and Psalms 30 may also seem similar at first glance due to their identical refrain, however Psalms 30 deals less with personal struggles and more with Israel’s history and Psalm 71 deals directly with the Psalmist’s personal struggles. Psalm 31 is a Psalm of David, Psalms 32 and Psalms 33 are also Psalms of David adapted from an older source.
This Psalm covers themes such as trust in God during adversity, God as a refuge and strength, and praising God for deliverance. Psalm 71/31 – The Lord Is My Refuge Piano Sheet Music